Located just 8kms from the CBD over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Mosman is one of Sydney’s grandest suburbs. With harbour views in the distance and pretty streets lined with glamorous homes, Mosman’s Military Road and surrounding streets is a stylish and busy shopping destination. Like most busy shopping areas, looking and finding an available parking space can be a difficult and time-consuming task.
Looking for a way to improve the parking experience for motorists, Mosman Council have began work with Smart Parking Limited (ASX:SPZ) in installing bay sensor technology, which is already being used by a number of other Sydney councils, in off-street and on-street locations across the precinct that will help motorists find a parking space quickly and conveniently.
The installation of more than 1000 SmartEye sensors has begun for the first stage of deployment, enabling infrared technology to detect when a vehicle has occupied a parking space.
The real-time data captured through the sensors will feed into parking guidance app, SmartApp. Motorists can download SmartApp via their iPhone or Android device to view a real-time map of parking spaces near to their desired location. Using GPS navigation they are then guided to the nearest unoccupied bay.
Intelligent traffic signs quickly point the way towards car parks with available spaces. Inside the car parks, overhead green and red light indicators will guide motorists to available spaces.
Mosman Council's Director of Environment and Planning Craig Covich said the change was a result of careful assessment of local parking and traffic flow issues and would reduce the need for drivers to search for parking spaces.
“The technology has been introduced as an effective way to address Mosman’s long-standing parking issues and it is important to note that it is not linked to enforcement, so there will be no change to the current system of parking inspections,” he said.
“The new system will deliver major benefits for people visiting Mosman as well as those living and working in the precinct. It has the potential to save motorists time and reduce traffic congestion while providing a better overall parking experience.
“There are also set to be advantages for Mosman retailers and businesses as improved access to parking spaces will give residents and visitors greater access in a more convenient and efficient manner.”
The deployment will see in-ground sensors installed in Military Road and surrounding streets, as well as signage and overhead guidance indicators at Bridgepoint, Vista Street, Cache, Library Walk and Raglan Street West and East car parks.
The functionality means that motorists now have a much better chance of finding an available and suitable parking space quickly and easily, reducing the amount of time spent idling / circling; increasing occupancy in previously under-used bays and ensuring a better driver experience.
Paul Gillespie, Smart Parking’s Group Chief Executive Officer, is thrilled to be working Mosman Council in improving parking for motorists
“Our tried and tested SmartPark solution will solve many problems motorists face when parking their vehicles. By providing real time information, theyare empowered to make wiser decisions in their journey to Mosman. We are confident that that those living and working in Mosman will embrace this new technology transforming their parking experience for the better.”
About Smart Parking Ltd.
Formed in 1993, Smart Parking is now one of the largest and fastest-growing bay sensor technology companies in the world. Smart Parking’s SmartPark solution has already been successfully deployed in capital cities across the globe in London, UK; Cardiff, Wales and Cape Town, South Africa with the deployment of over 3,500 sensors shortly to commence in Wellington, New Zealand.
Smart Parking specialises in some of the most technically innovative real-world solutions available within the market and continually leads the way in the development and application of these technologies, under the 'Smart' systems brand. They develop industry-leading technology and provide their clients with the very best parking management solutions.